Voter turnout in the UK is 9 percentage points higher than official estimates suggest, according to a study. Figures recorded a dramatic rise in turnout to 68.8 per cent at the 2017 general election, driven by a surge in political participation among young people and former non-voters. However, researchers at Oxford University and the University of Manchester have found that turnout last year was actually in the high 70s and could have been as high as 80.3 per cent.
I recently asked a senior EU diplomat in Brussels what advice he would give to the British government as it approaches the second phase of Brexit negotiations. “Remember that you speak a language most people understand,” he said. “Brussels relishes every outrageous utterance by some deluded Brexiteer, and it gets played up as the UK’s official position.”Ministers should take note of this as they limber up for their first cabinet discussion of the Brexit “end state” this week.
The Government has promised to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit. However, the role of the court remains a live issue in negotiations. This IfG Analysis charts the UK’s experience at the ECJ compared to the 14 other longest-standing members of the European Union (EU). It finds that the UK rarely ends up in the ECJ, and when it does it wins its cases more often than most EU member states.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".